Review: Amos Gill: Almost Famos (Comedy)

Originally from Adelaide, comic Amos Gill is now based in the USA. Formerly a radio host at Hit107, he’s focusing on his comedy career overseas. Gill has been touted as a rising star in the USA and is Jim Jefferies’ favourite Aussie opening act. Among his performance credits are stints on Just for Laughs’ ‘Australia: Live’ filmed at the Sydney Opera House for the Comedy Channel, and ABC TV’s Oxfam Gala.

Amos Gill | photo supplied

Gill is like the larrikin mate you’d want to have a drink with; the life of the party. On Saturday night he performed to a full house at the Rhino Room. From the moment he delivered his first lines he was met with applause and laughter.

He wasn’t afraid to cross the boundaries of political correctness and his witty writing demonstrated a variety of theatrics and audience interaction. Though not all of his jokes were my kind of humour, I commend him on his refreshing take on current social issues, reflections on his childhood, education, and career.

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen Gill perform live. The last time I watched him he was entertaining a small crowd at Gluttony. Over the years, his career has gone from strength to strength and tonight he entranced hundreds of people with his anecdotes and storytelling.

One thing’s for sure, this isn’t a family show. If you like comedy that’s a little bit naughty then this one’s for you. There was never a dull moment, and I was genuinely impressed by his energy and ability to keep a crowd in fits of laughter for an entire hour, a difficult feat for any performer which Gill has ostensibly mastered.

Rating: ★★★★1/2
Reviewed performance: Saturday 16 February 2019
Venue: Rhino Room
Season: Until 16 March 2019

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